Ipomoea purpurea Linn Roth

Family ► Convolvulaceae.

Habitat ► Native of tropical America; found throughout greater part of India, grown in gardens.

English ► Tall Morning-Glory.

Action ► Purgative. Seed extract— antibacterial.

The stem contains a soft resin (4.8%), essential oil (0.08%) and tannin. The

Ipomoea vitifolia Blume. 335

resin is the active principle, it contains ipuranol, which is identical with sitosterol glucoside, ipurolic acid, d-methyl acetic acid, hydroxylauric acid and glucose.

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